A glossary of inside jokes and references from the Bob Does Sports show
August 15, 2023
Last updated: December 3, 2023
Bob Does Sports (BDS) has meteorically
risen into the top tier of YouTube and Instagram golf content like a rocketship.
Like other golf channels, the BDS crew performs wild challenges, busts each other’s
balls, and explores interesting golf venues while occasionally playing with popular
professional golfers. Bob’s “everyman” relatability, good vibes, and quick wit set
the stage for a great time on the golf course.
That being said, real fans know the BDSCU (Bob Does Sports Cinematic Universe)
is deeper and more nuanced than it appears on the surface. It’s been said that
the show is a food & cuisine channel disguised as a golf show. Meals are
discussed almost as much as golf shots. Bob’s obsession with bagels is legendary,
along with his penchant for caesar wraps. These guys weren’t golf influencers
from day one; they were normal wage earners like the rest of us, who recently
found social media notoriety. Their collective background is a colorful and frequent topic
on both BDS and the
In fact, Bob Does Sports didn’t even start off as a golf show. It revolved
around sports travel, chronicling huge sporting events and doing man-on-the-street
interviews. Once they realized how popular their golf content was, the gang
focused on it full time.
While the show is very approachable to new viewers, there's a lot to get caught up on.
How did they get those nicknames? What's up with the Links at Victoria? Who is Leland?
That's what the glossary is for.
I'm positive there's a ton I forgot, so let me know what to add.
Bob Does Sports crew
- Real name: Robby Berger
- Nicknames: Bobby Fairways, Bobby Flatsticks, Back-9 Bob, Bobby Birdies, Bobby Bogies, Big Game Bob
- Social: Twitter / Instagram
The captain of the ship. Grew up in Randolph, NJ, and then played
baseball at FDU-Florham.
Worked in hospitality, first at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, then at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.
Started as a front desk agent, and was eventually promoted to manager of guest services, managing 50
employees. Started the
BrilliantlyDumb show, and later
Bob Does Sports. Lover of good bagels, Caesar salads, and
Rao’s restaurant. Favorite booze is tequila.
- Joey Cold Cuts
- Real name: Joseph Demare
- Nicknames: Joe, Cutsy, Giuseppe D, Josephine, Joey Da, Da, Peter, Joey Cacti, The Codfather
- Social: Instagram
Bull in a China shop. From Vancouver, Canada. Has dual citizenship. Was
at the Los Angeles Four Seasons while Bob worked there, and
they became friends and played golf. Joey appeared early and often on the BrilliantlyDumb show.
French bulldog owner.
Not the softest hands. Fan of "fun, elaborate golf outfits" (his words). Lover of crushed ice.
Listen to Joey tell the story of
how he met and befriended Bob.
- Fat Perez
- Real name: Nick Stubbe
- Nicknames: FP, Leland
- Social: Twitter / Instagram
Incredible golfer, a plus-handicapper, by far the best of the gang. Fat Perez is a nickname
derived from former PGA Tour player
Grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Played division III golf at
Hampden-Sydney College, transferred to
University of Richmond, and transferred again to
Worked as an
accountant after graduating,
and also in commercial real estate management.
Fan of the Eurostep. Fountain orange Gatorade enthusiast. Had salami for the
in July 2023 - loves it. Met Bob & Joe during a group zoom meeting for
BrilliantlyDumb Patreon supporters. Listen to FP
tell the origin story himself.
- Binny the Jet
- Real name: Benjamin Shicker
- Nicknames: Binyamin / The Jet / Benyamin / Yamin
- Social: Instagram
Cameraman and video producer for the show. His name is technically pronounced Binyumin -
in Hebrew -
he discussed it on the podcast.
Grew up in Chicago. Caddied as a kid at Bryn Mawr CC. Earned "The Jet" nickname by
editing videos so quickly.
Has been with Bob since the beginning of the journey. Lands the most bombs in their private
group chat. Listen to Binyamin
tell his Bob Does Sports origin story.
- Big Ticket
- Real name: Neil Arnet
- Nicknames: Tick, Par-3 Papi, Demo reel Neil
- Social: Instagram
Cameraman and video editor. Ticket describes the amazing origin of his nickname
in this video. Former whitewater rafting
guide. A global man of mystery who spent time in Peru, Cambodia, Thailand, and Chile during high school summers.
Built like a shetland pony,
according to Cutsy. Hates seeing himself on video. Thinks
shorts look ridiculous on men.
Notoriously stingy with praise for the gang's approach shots.
The unofficial Bob Does Sports glossary
53 entries and counting.
- Am I in the frame? - Something Joey's frequently concerned about at the
- Avery - New cameraman helping out with filming episodes. And sometimes food
- Back 9 Chuck - Friend of Bob's featured on the BrilliantlyDumb channel. Gets brought
up from time to time on Bob Does Sports.
Here he is at Pinehurst.
- Bagels - Bob's favorite food. Starts almost
everyday off with one,
and most golf rounds. Tons of merch in their store is
Bangarang Rufio! - A
of Joey after he (or his squad) hits good shots.
Bangarang is the
of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's 1991
movie Hook, a tale about Peter Pan.
Sometimes, Cutsy will just say Bangarang, and sometimes he'll add the Rufio
for emphasis. Sponsor DraftKings even had a fake
Bangarang Rufio prop bet.
Rufio was the leader of the Lost Boys.
BTW, the cult classic movie had a crazy cast, including Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts,
Dame Maggie Smith, Phil Collins, and more.
A collection of bangarangs from Joey Cold Cuts:
- Big Ticket's dance moves - It's awesome to see Ticket in front of the camera rather
than behind it - he's an amazing addition to the core cast. His energy & personality hit
at a different angle
than the rest of the guys, and when he's celebrating, all is right with the world. Some examples:
- Big Wave Dave - Nickname for David Pelekoudas, PGA Tour caddie and friend of the program.
Caddie for Beau Hossler, among others. He played with the fellas against Beau in
this video, and
Perez played against him
one on one too.
- Beau Hossler - The first Tour pro that
made a video with Bob Does Sports.
Beau uses a Fat Perez ball marker
- Bobby Fairways - A nickname Bob earned after
he played 36 holes one day and hit zero fairways.
- Breezy - An
apparel brand started by the Bob Does Sports crew.
Launched on November 23, 2022.
- Breezy Invitational - A series of Bob Does Sports golf tournaments held in
Phoenix, and other cities.
So far, the cost to enter has been $750 per person for these events. Some
think that's a bit steep,
but they sell out quickly. FP actually responded in that Reddit thread,
clarifying some things about the events, including the fact that the Invitational
isn't just a round of golf. It's 3 days long.
- Brick in fairway - A reference to the most popular BDS video, when Bob tricks Cutsy
into playing Links at Victoria, the "worst course in America" according to Bob. Cutsy
finds a brick in the middle of the fairway.
The gang brings this up from time to time.
- BrilliantlyDumb - The social media operation Bob ran before starting Bob Does Sports.
Started on Instagram, then
Joey contributed to this from the start. Bob had about 250,000 followers on the
BrilliantlyDumb Instagram when he quit working at the Four Seasons.
- Caesar salad wraps - Bob's
favorite salad is Caesar,
and he's addicated to Caesar wraps.
Chicken Caesar wraps are a way of life
at the turn.
Bob casually crushes wraps
throughout the hundreds of videos on the channel. He
specifically mentioned the
Moorpark Country Club chicken caesar wrap
is his favorite golf course food in the world. Here's a Bob in a state of euphoric bliss
giving a full review of the
the wrap at Moorpark, using phrases like
"hits like a motherfucker" and "crouton/chicken/romaine ratio is right on the money."
- Cameo - Bob has said he makes
like 30 to 50 cameos a day for fans.
Most are for $95, some are more expensive for quicker delivery. On occasion, he is the #1
most popular/prolific Cameo producer.
- Cameramen almost getting drilled - Jet, Big Ticket, and now Avery have the tough
and dangerous job of filming the golf shots of the Bob Does Sports crew. There's been some close
calls, and even contact before. Ticket almost got
walloped at Viniterra, but
lived to tell the tale afterward.
Then this close encounter at Black Gold Golf Club.
Unfortunately, FP nailed Avery
at Whistler Golf Club, on Avery's very first video with the boys. Rookie hazing.
- Cameron Kadison - Bob’s
manager. Partner at Mortar Media.
- Crushed ice - One of Cutsy's
favorite things in life.
- Debbie the drone - The name of Fat Perez's drone. Interestingly enough, production
Binyamin and Big Ticket aren't the primary drone operators; Perez is. Joey once wondered
if Debbie was getting a sibling.
she gets tired after a long day on the course.
Joey's grown quite an attachment to Debbie, worrying about
her getting left behind.
Unfortunately, there's been some
drone incidents, like when
Big Ticket ran over Debbie.
spoke fondly of her in memoriam.
And in fact, there have been
And Fat Perez
crashed Grant Horvat's drone
into a tree during their one on one match.
- Demo reel Neil - The original nickname for Big Ticket. They didn't love it, and
as soon as Neil told them the
"big ticket" story,
the new nickname stuck.
- Doing Things Media -
of Bob Does Sports, run by Reid Hailey Jr. and Derek Lucas. Doing Things
isn't a frequent discussion topic on Bob Does Sports but they do get an
occasional shout out.
Eurostep move - Fat Perez's
after sinking a big putt. Here's the
very first one he did
on the channel. A
of when it's appropriate.
Other athletes have gotten in on the action too, like
JJ Watt and
There's even been a
double Eurostep. German long-drive
madlad Martin Borgmeier did a
Learn more about the Eurostep,
first introduced to the NBA in 1989 by Šarūnas Marčiulionis.
A collection of Fat Perez eurosteps:
- Fireball - A cinnamon-flavored whiskey drink used by the crew on
Garage door incident - While the gang was in Palm Springs, Joey tried to get out of a
garage while the door was closing. It didn't go well for him. He attempted to jump over the safety
laser, but in doing so cracked his head on the closing garage door. The
footage and post-mortem discussion
are a must-watch. Luckily he wasn't hurt. Ticket
filmed the whole thing,
to Bob's delight.
- Giuseppe D - One of Joey's many nicknames. Giuseppe is the name Joseph in Italian.
Bob heard Joe's mom call him Giuseppe once
and the rest was history. Bob loved it too much, and Grant Horvat got a hold of it,
and never looked back.
- Glizzy - Slang for hot dog.
- Hands - Joey doesn't have the softest hands on the planet.
In fact, they remind me of the hands of
another golf legend.
Cutsy struggles with catching stuff and Bob hazes him about it a lot. Here's
Some other examples:
I woulda caught it.
- Happy Hour - In the earlier days of the
on Instagram, Bob had a
Patreon setup for fans.
One of the Patreon benefits was a regular Zoom Happy Hour, where Bob, Joey, and other show
participants would interact with the supporters. They reference these old
happy hours a decent amount. Fat Perez was a Patreon supporter and met Bob
through one of these happy hours. Listen to him
tell the story.
- Have a day - Bob's main catchphrase and life philosophy. It appears on tons of
merch in their store.
Hole in one - There hasn't been a hole-in-one yet on the Bob Does Sports channel, but the gang
talks about it a lot
- Jersey Jerry - Close friend of Bob's. Huge Steelers fan.
Helped start the BrilliantlyDumb show with Bob. He ended up going to
Here's his emotional official goodbye video
on BrilliantlyDumb where he announced his move to Barstool. His
Joey running on the golf course - Occasionally Joey channels his inner Usain
Bolt during a round and takes off sprinting. Generally his playing partners are somewhat mystified at
the speed burst. But like any world class athlete pushing the boundaries of human ability,
his next-level breakaway speed
sometimes leads to injuries.
A few examples:
Joey's wedge shots - If you've watched any golf on this channel, it's no secret
Joey struggles with his wedges. Perhaps it's related to his hands of stone.
Hitting it thin,
fat, bunker issues, etc. The struggles led to a
wedge intervention at Callaway
A collection of misfires:
- Keegan Bradley - Second PGA Tour pro to make a
video with Bob. (First was Beau Hossler).
- Knighting - When Fat Perez knights you, it means good things are happening. I wish they
did this more often, it's hilarious. A
from Independence Golf Club in Midlothian, VA.
- Larry Bird - Fat Perez had a
pet duck in college
named Larry Bird. As one does, of course. It got brought up because the gang stayed
at the Peabody Hotel
in Memphis, which has an
indoor duck fountain and duck march.
FP has a
duck-themed ball marker with Larry Bird on it.
- Lauren Pacheco - Bob's ex-girlfriend. She was
but has not appeared on Bob Does Sports. She is a full-time golf influencer now,
churning out content on her
accounts. Now married to Omega Accounting Solutions founder
- Leland - Fat Perez's middle name. When they reference Leland, they're talking about his
very drunk alter ego. First mentioned in the
March 15, 2023 BDS podcast.
- Links at Victoria - The infamous course that Bob took Joey to in the
classic prank video. Due to
the popularity of said video, the fellas mention the course on occasion, and it's the butt
of a lot of jokes. The track in Carson, California has a
stemming from it's brutal fairways and overall poor conditions.
To the club's credit, they own up to it on
their website. It says
"Victoria has always been known for its excellent layout and true rolling greens
but has lacked in quality fairway conditions. Due to infrastructure issues under
the surface with drainage and irrigation, there is not a quick fix to the fairways.
However, the overall course remains very fun to play and with the addition of new
specialized equipment to improve drainage in the works, better turf grass growth
on fairways is ahead. In the interim the greens are great, the pace of play is good,
the beer is cold and the new practice facility is terrific."
- Matty Rigatoni - Friend of Bob's from growing up in New Jersey. Big Buffalo Bills fan.
Featured prominently in one of the earliest BDS videos
, when they went to a Bills game in 2021. He's the one jumping through a table in the beginning.
Matty Rigatoni supercut from that episode.
- Nicky Smigs - Friend of Bob's, comedian and impressionist
- Ole Miss - Nickname for the
University of Mississippi and the setting for one of the
earliest videos on the channel, when
Bob went down to Oxford, Mississippi to document the madness of a college football weekend.
It frequently comes up
as one of the wildest and most fun weekends he and the Jet ever had.
- Par 3 Papi - Nickname for the Big Ticket. Hear him
explain it a bit. They've
embraced the nickname big time. An
explanation, of sorts, from Fat Perez. This
Papi Time interlude was a nice touch.
Rao’s restaurant - Bob's
favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. He spends a lot
of time there. Big fan of the
Even counts on Rao's for
- Reid Haley Jr. - Co-founder of
Doing Things Media, the parent company of Bob Does Sports. He golfs
with the guys and appears in the background of some videos, but never as an active voice.
He posts on the BobDoesSports subreddit
on occasion, discussing the channel. His
- Rufio! - See Bangarang Rufio above.
- Scotty Box Office - Nickname for Keegan Bradley's caddie, Scott Vail. Vail was
Brandt Snedeker's caddie for over a decade and helped him win the 2012 Fedex Cup before switching
to Keegan's bag. Vail is from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Bob Does Sports sponsors him on tour and
he wears a Have a day hat.
Sick / Sick Puppy - A favorite phrase of the BDS crew, usually used when
someone's hitting great shots.
- Tracers - The shot tracers on Bob Does Sports are great, and they've improved a ton since
the channel first started. However, the best tracers on BDS don't track golf balls --
they track other stuff,
- Transfusion - A popular cocktail
containing vodka, ginger ale, grape juice, and lime juice.
Probably the fellas' favorite drink on the golf course. They were drinking these in the
videos on the channel.
The official drink of golf, according to Keegan Bradley.
- Will Smith - Closest celebrity friendship Bob had while working at the hotels.
- Windex ads - When Bob was growing the BrilliantlyDumb channel, he didn't have any sponsors but
wanted some to build and sustain the business. Sponsorships were difficult to get without any
track record, so
Bob did fake ad reads for Windex
on his podcast to gain legitimacy. Windex never paid him or even knew he was promoting them. But
real sponsors thought it was a legit brand deal, which he leveraged to get actual, paid sponsors.
You’re gonna like the way you look - Sometimes the fellas say this after a nice shot.
It's a callback to the old
2000's Men's Wearhouse ads --
that was their slogan.
What else did I miss? I'm sure there's a lot. Let me know
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